9-18 | International humanitarian organizations must immediately be granted independent and unfettered access, including for international staff, to alleviate massive humanitarian needs in Rakhine State, Myanmar, says Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF). The call for urgent access comes amidst the ongoing military operations in Rakhine, which started on 25 August after a new spate of attacks against police stations and a military base claimed by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA).
9-14 | Here is an update from MSF Emergency Operations Manager Karline Kleijer on the situation of the Rohingya in Rakhine State:
9-6 | Rohingya refugees fleeing to Bangladesh urgently require medical and humanitarian assistance, as an already dire humanitarian situation along the border with Myanmar worsens. By 6 September, over 146,000 people had crossed into Bangladesh, fleeing violence in Rakhine state, Myanmar. This figure, coming on top of 75,000 people who have arrived since violence began in October 2016, represents one of the largest influxes ever of Rohingyas into Bangladesh.
8-9 | Some 10,000 people are sheltering in the grounds of Batangafo hospital more than 10 days after violence broke out between rival groups in this northern Central African Republic (CAR) city, according to Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF). With clashes taking place between members of the former Seleka coalition and so called self-defence groups, Batangafo has once again been plunged into chaos, with a wave of killings and lootings.
8-8 | Sick and injured civilians within and outside Raqqa city are facing major difficulties obtaining urgent lifesaving medical due to the ongoing battle to control the northeastern Syrian city, says Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF). “Patients tell us large numbers of sick and wounded people are trapped inside Raqqa city with little or no access to medical care and scant chance of escaping the city,” says Vanessa Cramond, MSF medical coordinator for Turkey and north Syria.